Preview: Rangers visit Owen Sound for final meeting Saturday

Owen Sound, Ont. – The Kitchener Rangers face-off against the Owen Sound Attack Saturday night for the eighth and final meeting between these two Midwest division opponents. Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre (capacity 3,500).

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In seven games this season, Kitchener is 3-2-2-0, and have earned at least a point in five of the seven games. Kitchener is 1-1-1-0 in Owen Sound this season at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre. Over the past five seasons, the Rangers are 10-7-2-1 in Owen Sound and 23-13-4-1 overall against the Attack.

Most recently, Kitchener earned a point against Saginaw on home-ice Friday in a game that needed overtime to settle the score. The Rangers are 5-4-1-0 in their last 10 games and sit in the eighth seed with 65 points on the year.

Owen Sound has earned a point in each of their last three games and most recently lost in overtime on the road to the Barrie Colts on Friday night. Owen Sound is 6-2-2-0 in their last 10 games and sit in the seventh seed in the Western Conference with 68 points.

Scouting the Rangers:
Francesco Arcuri (Dallas Stars), who earned one goal and two assists Friday night, is now tied for the longest active Rangers points-streak this season with points in 10-straight games. Arcuri has recorded 18 points (9G 9A) in those 10 games. With the three-point night Friday, Arcuri has now joined Francesco Pinelli as the leading points scorer on the roster with 85 points (46G 39A) in 66 games.

Francesco Pinelli (Los Angeles Kings) who is joined by Arcuri for the team lead in points has 85 points (38G 47A) in just 56 games. Pinelli extended his current point streak to five games, earning three goals and four assists in that span.

Hunter Brzustewicz has climbed the latter to the third highest points tally on the Rangers roster and is the leading scorer by a defenceman. Bzustewicz has 54 points (6G 48A) in 63 games in his first OHL season. He ranks seventh in points and fourth in assists by a defenceman this season.

In net, Marco Costantini holds the ninth-best goals against average in the OHL with a 3.26 GAA. Costantini also has a .898 save percentage in 44 games.

Francesco Arcuri (Dallas Stars), Tomáš Hamara (Ottawa Senators), Filip Mešár (Montréal Canadiens), Francesco Pinelli (Los Angeles Kings), Roman Schmidt (Tampa Bay Lightning) and Danny Zhilkin (Winnipeg Jets) are six Kitchener skaters that are both drafted, and signed, by their NHL clubs respectively.

Scouting the Attack:
Colby Barlow leads the roster in points with 79 points (46G 33A) in 59 games and was not in the lineup Friday night in Barrie. Barlow is tied for the third most goals (46) in the OHL this season with Kitchener’s Francesco Arcuri. He is also the only Owen Sound skater to rank inside the top 20 in points this season. Barlow had points in his last three games (2G 2A) before missing the game Friday night.

Two other Attack skaters have six points each in the seven meetings against Kitchener this season. Deni Goure has two goals and four assists in six games and Montréal Canadiens prospect, Cedrick Guindon has two goals and four assists in seven games.

Sam Sedley has totaled the most points by a defenceman on the Attack roster with 53 points (7G 46A) in 61 games. Sedley also has five points (2G 3A) in seven games against the Rangers. Sedley ranks sixth in assists by a defenceman in the OHL this season. He also is currently on a four-game points streak with four goals and two assists.

Cedrick Guindon (Montréal Canadiens), Kaleb Lawrence (Los Angeles Kings), and Servac Petrovsky (Minnesota Wild) are three Owen Sound skaters drafted by their NHL clubs respectively.

Broadcast Coverage:
Saturday night’s contest will be televised live throughout Kitchener and the Waterloo Region on Rogers TV, cable channel 20. In addition, the contest can be watched across the province of Ontario on the Super Sports Pack on channel 471 for cable subscribers.

The game will be streamed live online in a web browser at, and on the CHL App  for mobile devices including smart TV’s such as Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire.

Additionally, fans can listen to the game on the radio on CityNews 570 AM CKGL. Mike Farwell (play-by-play) and Chris Pope (colour commentary) will call the game on the radio. Fans can tune in to the radio pregame show 30 minutes prior to puck drop. For more information on Kitchener Rangers broadcast coverage, click here.

Next Up:
The Rangers will hit the road for a Saturday night contest in Owen Sound and then will host Kingston Sunday at The Aud at 2 p.m. Sunday’s game is presented by Tim Horton’s and is the Rangers’ Alumni Recognition and 2000’s Retro Game. Fans are encouraged to wear their best 2000’s and 2010’s look as we honour our history from the past two decades! There will be over 60 Rangers’ alumni in attendance from the Rangers’ 60 years in Kitchener. The Blueshirts are also honouring Dave Schneider for his past 25 seasons as the public address announcer of the Rangers. Additionally, the Rangers are debuting a throwback retro jersey. With more than 7,000 tickets sold for Sunday’s game, limited seats are available here.

Photo Credit:  Tiffany Luke / Kitchener Rangers


For inquiries, contact:

Dominic Hennig
Senior Director, Broadcasting, Communications & Hockey Operations
Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club

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